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The Kremlin has a new toolkit for shutting down independent news media

Bryn Rosenfeld, assistant professor of government, writes in an op-ed in the Washington Post that the Russian government is making operations difficult for independent media outlets – even those that don’t criticize the Kremlin.
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Americans aren’t learning about anti-Asian bias. We have the data.

Peter K. Enns, professor of government, and Katherine Zaslavsky, graduate student in sociology, write in the Washington Post that since the coronoavirus pandemic began, Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have endured a spike in hate crimes, with elderly people attacked on the street and an Atlanta gunman killing eight people, six of them women of Asian descent. Are Americans aware of the trend? they ask.
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Latina and Black women lost jobs in record numbers. Policies designed for all women don’t necessarily help.

… 10193 … Friday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report on January employment included more bad … story in the Washington Post. … Friday’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report on January employment included bad news …
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Some GOP members didn’t accept Biden’s win. What happens when an anti-democratic faction rocks a democracy?

In a Washington Post op-ed, Cornell government professors Rachel Beatty Riedl and Kenneth Roberts write that Republican leaders’ response to the armed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and other recent events suggested that some are unwilling to accept the legitimacy of free and fair elections, a problem not just for the Republican Party but for U.S. democracy more broadly.
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China’s leaders say that Biden offers a ‘new window of hope.’ Their experts are more skeptical.

What will a new U.S. administration mean for U.S.-China relations? Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government, gives four areas to watch as Biden takes office.
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Trump obsesses over ‘dominating’ covid-19 because he wants to look manly

In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Kate Manne, associate professor of philosophy, analyzes President Trump’s attitude toward covid-19.

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Putin’s support is weakening. Will that show up in Russia’s regional elections this weekend?

In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Bryn Rosenfeld, assistant professor of government, and co-authors discuss whether waning support for Putin will show up in Sunday's  elections, featuring 9,000 races in 83 regions.

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Vigilantes claim to preserve law and order. Their true goal is to save Whiteness.

In an op-ed in the Washington Post, Joseph Margulies, professor of government in the College of Arts and Sciences, writes about the root causes of recent vigilante violence across the U.S.

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Stop worrying about protecting ‘taxpayers.’ That isn’t the government’s job.

As negotiations over the next wave of federal support for the economy continue, Republican critics of further relief spending are reverting to an old idea of the besieged taxpayer as funding extravagant projects, writes Lawrence Glickman, the Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor in American Studies, in an op-ed in the Washington Post.

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Four things to know about the U.S. decision to close the Chinese consulate in Houston

The United States has ordered the Chinese consulate in Houston to close by Friday afternoon. This move, the Trump administration’s latest, could make it harder to repair the U.S.-China rift, writes Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government, in an op-ed in the Washington Post.

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George Floyd’s killing was just the spark. Here’s what really made the protests explode.

Racial discrimination pervades nearly every aspect of American life, writes Jamila Michener, associate professor of government, in an op-ed in the Washington Post. George Floyd is the most recent casualty of far-reaching effects of continued racial discrimination.

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Republicans are relying on the Affordable Care Act to respond to the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic's fast-moving destruction has pushed Republicans to rely on the Affordable Care Act, the Obama-era legislation that was once the Republican Party's nemisis, writes Suzanne Mettler, the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions, in a Washington Post op-ed.

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How coronavirus changes the political outlook in China and the U.S.

China’s role in the Covid-19 outbreak has elicited a growing backlash, including dueling campaign ads from Democrats and Republicans, writes Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government, in a Washington Post op-ed.

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Democrats named Biden, Sanders and Warren as their top picks 18 months ago. What did the primaries change?

Research by Peter K. Enns, professor of government, and colleagues reveals some flaws in the primary system, Enns writes in this Washington Post opinion piece.

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